Norfolk's fire service has paid thousands of pounds to other regions to borrow services or seek support at incidents.
A public consultation has revealed most people support plans for a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth.
Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex food and drink businesses will now battle to be named overall East Anglian champion.
The only elected members of the Broads Authority could be cast adrift as bosses look to trim the size of its board - in what has been described as "democracy in reverse".
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